Synopsis: Sell/Recycle any flash storage device you have with flash-based memory. Any USB cards or sticks, any digital camera cards like Secure Digital (SD), SmartMedia, CompactFlash, MiniSD, MicroSD, MMC, and Multimedia Cards. In general, any storage device that still works or may even be broken.
Today modern computers both laptops and desktops come with SmartMedia slots built-in and not only at the corner of the desktop and laptop computer world but in the digital camera sphere as well, the flash based storage devices today grip its monopoly as it is the latest “electronic film” with several advantages, noiseless, faster, lighter, bigger and with no moving parts; furthermore, it is rewriteable.
Components: A SmartMedia card or any flash based storage card or USB device consists of 1-4 NAND flash EEPROM microchips. Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory is a non-volatile storage semiconductor chip that can retain the stored information even when not powered. These semiconductors are solid and its electrical conductivity can be controlled either statically or dynamically. Semiconductors are identical to insulators but are Silicone, and is the prime raw material for all these microchips.
Semiconductors Production and use of Hazardous Substances: Preparation for semiconductor materials requires high levels of chemical purity as even a small existence of impurities can have large effects on the properties of the chips. Furthermore, these materials have to be doped with other elements to adjust its electrical response as a current carrier by controlling the number and charges being either positive or negative.
Due to this requirement of high chemical purity, semiconductor devices require raw materials have to go through series of purification processes from melting to re-solidification through several chemical reactions to produce these modern marvels.
More then eight week of manufacturing is required to process these products through multiple chemical processes and disposition process like Chemical vapor deposition, Chemical-mechanical planarization, and Ion implantation etc. Altogether these USB devices and digital camera storage cards (flash memory chips) have to go though over 300 sequenced processing steps and eight or more levels of major compound procedures.
In this processes many toxic materials and harmful chemicals are used as catalyses to purify them. These substances primarily as listed below are the prime pollutants, and are one of the main causes of miscellaneous cancer and genetic diseases we are facing today and our children will face tomorrow.
Poisonous elements such as arsenic, boron, antimony and phosphorus; poisonous compounds like arsine, phosphine and silane. Highly reactive liquids, such as hydrogen peroxide, fuming nitric acid, sulfuric acid and hydrofluoric acid.
Computer Recycle & The Environment
Today we at eProvided.com are apprehensive about the wastes that are being generated from electronic products. Those small silicon wafers that allow computers, digital cameras, gadgets, etc. to function, are insatiable abuser of chemicals, water, fossil fuels, and gasses like nitrogen. Just to produce a single semiconductor microchip, it requires over three pounds of fossil fuels, almost a quarter pound of toxic chemicals, seventy pounds of water, and over a pound of nitrogen and all have direct & adverse effect to our health; furthermore, are the prime components for cancer, nervous system disorder, reproduction health and genetic malfunctions.
Now Imagine, the total number of these cards produced this year, 115.7 million in 2006, and 88.2 million in 2005. Linear to this figure are the aggregate effects on the environment.
Hence, if you are the user of SmartMedia cards, SD cards, CompactFlash cards, USB Sticks, USB Thumb Drives, digital cameras, and any other devices including the latest gadget and gizmos like MP3 players and Digital Voice Recorders, remember your responsibility for today’s environmental hazards. These products all use flash memory silicone chips.
Instead of throwing these materials away anticipating it will organically decompose, do remember to either recycle or sell them for reuse.
eProvided.com is the Digital Image Recovery company providing unique service of recovering data from damage devices and helping people worldwide get their trapped data from their damage devices. eProvided now replaces the circuits and fixes and recovers the data no matter what serious type of damage you have on any of your storage devices.
SD cards, USB thumb drives, CompactFlash cards USB sticks etc. Recycle computer storage devices.
Instead of trashing your damaged or older devices and increasing electronic wastes, reutilize it by either donating them or selling them to us at eProvided.com. eProvided.com can & will help, heck eProvided.com will buy them from you.
eProvided.com buys your damaged and old storage devices, including all types of flash based memory cards. Buying any USB sticks or thumb drives, any flash based digital camera cards, and other electronic gadgets like digital voice recorders and MP3 players and gizmos.
If you have any damaged or unused Silicones like those mentioned above, let eProvided.com know about it. eProvided.com is also a computer and technology asset liquidation company.
If you have too much of something, have no idea what to do with it or just have too much in general, we can take it off your hands.